About Herps of Nebraska

Herps of Nebraska seeks to help inform Nebraskans and visitors about the rich herpetological heritage contained in Nebraska's borders. Many people are frightened or feel uneasy about snakes, salamanders, frogs, and turtles. We hope that this site will help reduce that apprehension by providing accurate information about these important species in Nebraska's landscape.

Herps of Nebraska also engages in research to help conserve these species as well as enhance our understanding of their role in the environment.

Dennis Ferraro, in foreground, teaching students about snakes. Photo by Stephen M. Vantassel.